Do You Know These 3 Types of Colloidal Silver?

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on


Silver is an old tool for promoting good health and, there is a large market for silver in the natural health industry. A variety of types of silver water exists and it’s almost impossible to determine the quality of the product simply by its name. Ionic silver, hydrosol silver, and colloidal silver are all different types of silver available… but what do they mean? Let’s explore the differences between the three most popular types of silver and discuss which is best.

1. Atomic Silver (Colloidal)

Atomic silver is typically prepared with a high-voltage, alternating current technology to produce the purest silver solution. A quality atomic or colloidal silver product should contain at least 99.999% silver particles in a distilled water solution. Submicroscopic particles are suspended in solution using electrical forces, providing for the most stable product. Pure colloidal silver has been shown to support the body’s defenses against harmful organisms. [1] Atomic silver is the highest quality compared with other forms of silver on the market and has a low risk for argyria.

2. Ionic Silver

An ion is an atom that is missing an electron, giving it a positive or negative charge. Ionic silver is basically silver ions dispersed in a liquid medium, usually water. These ions can form compounds with other elements, making ionic silver an unpredictable product.

3. Hydrosol Silver

Silver hydrosol contains around 96% charged silver atoms, slightly lower than that of colloidal silver. While hydrosol silver may still provide similar benefits, it’s considered by many to be ineffective for some conditions. Hydrosol silver carries a greater risk for argyria than colloidal. Most silver hydrosol on the market, however, contain no protein additives or salts. This is a slight benefit, as silver should always be in a pure solution free of contamination.

Which Should You Choose?

Overall, colloidal silver produced using a high-voltage AC method to dispense silver particles appears to be the most pure and effective form of silver available. I’d recommend doing your own research into any silver products you’re considering to make sure they do not contain any additional ingredients like salts or proteins. These ingredients make for an unstable solution that may or may not give you what you’re after… or perhaps more than you asked for. Check out Silver Fuzion® colloidal silver if you are looking for a product that is free of contamination and unnecessary ingredients.

References (1)
  1. Morrill K, May K, Leek D, et al. Spectrum of antimicrobial activity associated with ionic colloidal silver. J Altern Complement Med. 2013 Mar;19(3):224-31. doi: 10.1089/acm.2011.0681.

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

  • Abe Doya

    $7.50/ounce for 10 ppm Ionic Silver which people can make themselves for $.10/oz. No clinical research exists that shows a difference in effect between low voltage CS and high voltage CS.

    Ionic silver has no link to argyria. The argyria research link provided refers to silver nitrate. Deceptive disinformation should cast suspicion on your claims.

    The first research link supports the effectiveness of ionic silver. You provide no substantiation for the claims of superiority of your over-priced product.

  • Fred Fischer

    Check out the Silvonic Pro CS Generator. Amazing device that makes nano-particle colloidal silver.

  • Layla

    I make my own Colloidal Silver too. I appreciate the fact that Dr. Group also makes a good quality product for those who don’t want to bother making their own. I use plenty of his other products and have found them to be of very good quality. If I was making it to sell and had to create a label as well as pass health inspections for quality control I’d be charging 7.50/ounce too. I think his nascent iodine is some of the best quality I can find on the market. Yes it would be great if he could give it away for free or next to nothing. I’d still rather give him my money than Big Pharma.

  • Guest

    Your research about ionic silver hydrosol. NASA uses it, I’ve been drinking it for years. The CollGen2® saved my LIFE! NASA uses the generator. I can’t stand money mongers! Your stuff is dangerous! Do your research people!!!!!

  • God’s Kid

    I drink ionic colloidal silver hydrosol. Your science is INCORRECT! NASA uses the CollGen2 and it generates PERFECT nano silver. The gallon runs $1.00 per gallon. Do your research people. Don’t fall for LIES! The CollGen2 silver hydrosol saved my life and I drink 16 or more ounces per day!!!! Physicians all around the world use Fred Peschel’s invention. It actually prevents radiation damage to DNA!!! Don’t buy this guys crap. I have had it with people who use FEAR to get people to buy stuff. I know a physician that has 400 gallons stored, made with the CollGen2®. Praise God for TRUTH!

  • Pure Colloidal Silver Atom products are rare but by far more effective, it is impossible for a silver nanoparticle to penetrate a virus if it is the same size of a virus. Atoms can be 250 Million times smaller than nanoparticles that have been measured up to 200 nm, Those types of nanoparticles may contain billions of individual atoms. So taking 3000 to 18000 PPM of single atoms that are attached to millions water molecules ensures that 1. That there are more particles in the solution 2. Because the atoms are attached to the water molecules no chemicals are ever needed to help they stay suspended in the solution, since nanoparticles are too heavy to float by themselves (which makes you ask if they are heavy metals). 3. More parts per millios of atom, this means that pathogens are constantly getting bombarded by silver atoms, so you have a machine gun effect on pathogens. Silver atoms are so superior than any other ionic or nanoparticle product because they truly.

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  • God’s Kid

    Dr. Group, I use a collgen2®. It makes the most stable silver solution ever. Your science is wrong. NASA uses this generator. I drink it every day. 99 percent leaves the blood serum every 90 minutes. It has saved many lives, including mine, my granddaughter and my girlfriend’s. Many scientists, physicians, researchers, vets use this generator around the world. God Bless the inventor who made the generator for individual use. Fred Peschel.

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